Claire Sessions of Medical News Today gives us some updated information on Tingling tongue.The medical name for a pins and needles sensation is parasthesia. It can affect all parts of the body, including the tongue.
In this article, we look at the most common reasons for a tingling tongue, and explore more unusual causes, such as migraine and stroke.
Tingling or numbness in the tongue can be caused by a number of different conditions.
A tingling, numb, or pins and needles feeling is usually due to a loss of sensation from pressure or damage to the nerves.
A person may experience this sensation after sitting in an uncomfortable position for a long time, or if they fall asleep resting on an arm. Less common is a tingling feeling in the tongue, which usually results from a specific procedure or experience, such as an allergic reaction.
There are some medical conditions associated with a loss of sensation in the tongue, so it is important to be aware of the warning signs for serious medical conditions, such as a stroke.
A team from Columbia University led by Dr. Jeremy Mao made the amazing discovery, where they built a ‘scaffold’ for the tooth made of stem cells, the new tooth could then grow over the template.
Dr. Mao explains:
“The missing tooth is replaced with stem cells from your body, and the tooth starts merging to the surrounding tissue on its own. This boosts the regeneration process and results in regrowth of the tooth in a record time,”
At the moment, dentists are limited to what procedures they can use, and the limitations often mean the cost ends up being extremely high.
The new method makes the most of stem cell research that has been gaining momentum in recent year, and is being used to treat everything from broken bones to genetic disorders.
While 9 weeks is obviously longer than if you were to go in for dental treatment and receive it on the same day, but the fact that these new teeth are made from stem cells gives them a more natural credential.
Most people would surely prefer to have a replacement tooth made from their own cells rather than a false made from foreign materials.
Dr. Mao states that the procedure is still in the research stage and is not available to the public just yet, but it should make it into dental surgeries in the near future.